here for lead
They feel that
Pan is just oil drums,
That you should tune and play,
Ah hope they know whey ah coming
’Cause that was yesterday,
Pan has come of age and it’s
Turning ah new page, oh yeah,
No more ah discarded oil can, no
Classics right back to jazz,
Magic, full of pizzazz,
Pan has produce great stars
Oil drum, it is a
Rhythm from tenor to bass,
Panorama man, showboating,
Pretty chrome and powder-coating,
Oil Drum has achieved pride of
For teaching music
Steelpan has great appeal,
When come to music therapy,
The tone is so ideal,
Telling you the truth,
Is a magic for de youth, oh yeah,
Go check every Panyard around, in
Young folks dey everywhere,
No joke wid dey career,
Blessing the pioneers.
Every drum was born
make sweet Pan music
All around the world
Mama strum de drum
With a groovy Pan stick
Is music goal.
Just put your ear
by empty drums,
You’ll hear de metal cry,
Just let the man wid de hammer come,
Don’t let my music die,
Dip me in fire,
And cut as you require,
And give a player two Pan stick, real
So I could now parade,
Why I was really made,
Steelband in Masquerade.
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She first stepped into the entertainment spotlight in 1988 as a vibrant young teenager,
announcing her potential by being awarded
& Dancer’ at the San Fernando Arts Festival for Schools.
The following year she placed second in the National Teen Talent Show.
In 1994 Joanne
Foster emerged as one of COTT’s
Trinidad & Tobago) National Song Festival Winners.
She made her 1995 debut at the Spectacular Forum, copping the National Carnival Commission (NCC)
award for the ‘Most Promising Female Calypsonian.’
Joanne was also a Calypso Fiesta
semi finalist in her first appearance at that Skinner Park event.
She would make five subsequent appearances at the Semi Finals: 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2008.
2003 she was in the South Monarch Competition
finals for eight consecutive years.
A background vocalist attached to the Junior “Ibo” Joseph Dancing Dread Studio for many years, Joanne has sung background vocals for many of the top calypsonians in Trinidad and Tobago.
In 2012 she made her debut in the ‘Pan Tune’ genre with an exciting tribute to Pan
women everywhere called Pan Woman Jammin’.
For 2013, the 50th anniversary of Panorama, Joanne returns with a stirring, uptempo, pulsating tribute to Steelpan
tuners the world over - More than an Oil Drum,
featured here. Again, yet another collaboration with Don Clarke, “Ibo”
and “GB” has produced this catchy, persuasive composition of melodic music ideal for Steelpan orchestration.
Don Clarke’s entry into the world of composing music for the steelpan took place in 2004, when he composed
The Bomb vocalised by Edwin Ayoung
aka ‘Crazy.’ Celebrated
Pan arranger Robert
the song that year for Pan Knights as their Panorama selection.
Don has composed a number of pieces for the steelpan - the likes of
Pan Mamaguy, Delgado – a musical tribute to the deceased iconic
Pan maker Lincoln “Delgado” Noel, River
Lime, Momentum and Pan Woman Jammin’.
An Atlanta, Georgia, USA resident - Don makes the annual pilgrimage to his homeland to immerse himself in the intensity of the steelband Panorama and to keep grounded with developments within the steelpan community in
Trinidad & Tobago.
1986, when he
Len “Boogsie” Sharpe
Pan Rising and
Dis Feeling Nice sung by Denise
Plummer. In the
ensuing years he
again for Phase II.
In Trinidad, GB’s
won the National
(Senior and Junior)
Calypso King and East
His works have placed artistes
like Rikki Jai,
Devon Seale, The
Aaron Duncan, to
name a few, into
GB’s credits also include
Monarch titles in
Anguilla, as well as
Chutney hits such as
‘Tassa-Man’ sung by Rooplal Gidharie and
sung by Marilyn